I’m taken for granted when my good-deeds and good-will are taken as read, when it’s just assumed that I’ll act with generosity and compliance regardless of whether expectations of others are reasonable or deserved. It grinds me down when others seem to feel that my efforts are exerted without personal sacrifice, or without any cost or pain on my part and hence don’t need to be acknowledged, appreciated or reciprocated.
You cannot make everyone think and feel as deeply as you do. This is your tragedy … because you understand them, and they do not understand you.
The human heart is like a night bird. Silently waiting for something, and when the time comes, it flies straight toward it.
Haruki Murakami, from Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage (Alfred A. Knopf, 2014)
People who get what they want are often surprised when they also get what they deserve.
When I tell any Truth it is not for the sake of convincing those who do not know it but for the sake of defending those who do.
Whatever it took, she would discharge her own duties and meet her own responsibilities. Not just to protect her career, but because they WERE her duties and responsibilities. Because she would not let an aristocratic piece of scum win.
Mr. Cumberbatch needs to reflect on his duplicitous actions. If not for me, then for my mother, who will be distraught when she reads this.
He was being sarcastic but I’d watch it with Piers. One need only look at his evisceration of Maggot to know that he holds grudges like nobody’s business. Benedict went all White Knight for Keira and why? Because Piers said the truth about her limited acting range? WTF is that “friend” now Benedict? Never put your arse on the line for anyone who wouldn’t do the same for you. Some would-be allies can turn into implacable enemies when wronged, choose wisely…
He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it.
The shifts of fortune test the reliability of friends.
Can you imagine a love so gentle and honest, that it fundamentally changes a person’s nature for the better?
Can you imagine a love so good and pure, that it changes someone’s life?
Because people who have no hopes are easy to control. And whoever has control has the Power.